PSA on New York – It’s a STATE

21 Oct

This is a Public Service Announcement.

Swedes, Americans, and the rest of the world, please take note that New York is a state, not a city. New York City is a city and no matter how much the people bitch, they’re still going to be part of the state of New York.

state of new york versus new york city
[Image by Sarah Roberts]


Being from New York, it becomes annoying when people say, “I love New York City.”
Me: No, “I’m from New York. The State. You know?”
Confused fool: Blank stare.
Me: “You know, where Niagara Falls, Finger Lakes and the rest of mass between NYC and Canada exist.”
Confused fool: “Ohhhh…I’ve never met anyone from outside the city.”
Me: “Yea…we do exist…”

New York Staters are in danger from being wiped out by city folk. Please save us.

Thank you.

End of Public Service Announcement.

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5 Responses to PSA on New York – It’s a STATE


Christopher Grant

October 21st, 2011 at 21:34

A worthy public announcement.



October 29th, 2011 at 06:18

It could be worse. You could be from Washington…State.



November 18th, 2011 at 04:29

Lol, I agree. My mom is from upstate NY and people always ask her if shes from NYC. She did live there for a few years in her 20s though…

As for the poster above, I’m from Washington… State of course. I never liked it when people ask me if I am from Washington, DC. I’t’s totally different and on opposite sides of the country.



November 30th, 2011 at 14:04

Why don’t you just say you’re from the same state as NYC? It’s a bit much to expect that everyone in the world should know all the American states when it’s not like Americans know all the provinces in Sweden, or even Canada.



November 30th, 2011 at 15:50

I do say that. Although most people don’t understand there’s a difference between New York State and New York City. And when that happens, I don’t bother to explain anymore.

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